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NZ vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips & Playing XI Updates for Today's Cricket Match - 5th T20I, Nov 10th, 2019

Dwijesh Reddy
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:58 IST

Fantasy Cricket Tips
Fantasy Cricket Tips

New Zealand and England face off in the final T20I with the series evenly poised for either team's liking. While New Zealand did seem to run away with the series after the third game, Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan put on a record stand to inflict a huge loss upon the hosts.

Nevertheless, both teams are evenly matched on paper with Trent Boult's addition to the Kiwi side being crucial for them. Both teams are expected to field their strongest possible sides in Auckland.

Although the venue is fitting for a cracking finish to the series, the threat of rain looms large. The Kiwis will look to make use of the home conditions as they seek a win against the English heading into the Test series. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team for NZ vs ENG.

NZ vs ENG Squads

New Zealand

Tim Southee (C), Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Scott Kuggleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, and Blair Tickner


Eoin Morgan (C), James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Pat Brown, Chris Jordan, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid, and Saqib Mahmood.

NZ vs ENG Playing XI Updates

New Zealand

Jimmy Neesham should return to the side at the expense of Daryl Mitchell as they look to seal a series win. Although the Eden Park is not suitable for spinners, Ish Sodhi should be persisted with even after a horrendous performance in the previous game. The batting unit has been heavily dependant on Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor in the series. Much is expected from the Auckland Aces pair of Colin Munro and Martin Guptill, who have a good record at their home ground. Trent Boult will lead the bowling unit with Scott Kuggleijn also available if Tickner were to be benched.

Possible XI: Munro, Guptill, Seifert (WK), de Grandhomme, Taylor, Neesham, Santner, Southee (C), Boult, Sodhi and Kuggleijn/Tickner.


After a sensational rearguard win in Napier, England should field its strongest side. With Matthew Parkinson picking four wickets in the previous game, they could field an extra spinner in Adil Rashid. The batting unit should more or less remain the same. Lewis Gregory and Sam Curran provide the balance in the side while Tom Curran and Chris Jordan are critical to their success with the ball.

Possible XI: Banton, Bairstow, Malan, Morgan (C), Billings (WK), Sam Curran, Gregory, Tom Curran, Jordan, Parkinson and Rashid/Brown.


NZ vs ENG Match Details

New Zealand vs England, 5th T20I

10th November 2019, 6:30 AM IST

Eden Park, Auckland

NZ vs ENG Pitch Report

In spite of the pitch being very good for batting, persistent rains are on the cards for Sunday. The threat of rain could render the game a washout which wouldn't be ideal for either side. If a match does take place, teams should prefer chasing with some swing on offer as well.

NZ vs ENG Fantasy Tips and Suggestions

Wicket-keeper: Tom Banton and Tim Seifert are due for a big score at the top order this series. Banton did show glimpses of what he is capable of. However, Seifert hasn't fired yet although he is well and truly capable of scoring big runs. While Banton is a must-have, Seifert could be sacrificed for more dependable options in the fantasy team.

Batsmen: Colin Munro and Jonny Bairstow are their team's best bets with the bat and should make good use of the batting conditions at the Eden Park. While Martin Guptill is another good candidate to have in the side, Eoin Morgan's good form in the series should also give him the nod. If picked in the side, Dawid Malan could prove to a good inclusion as well after a superlative hundred in the previous game.

All-rounders: While there are a couple of good options for the taking, Colin de Grandhomme and Sam Curran standout with their batting and bowling prowess respectively. Grandhomme has been one of the standout batsmen for NZ in this series and is well versed with the conditions at his home ground as well. One of Mitchell Santner or Jimmy Neesham should also do the trick for this game.

Bowlers: Matthew Parkinson picked four wickets in the previous match as he was rewarded for his ability to flight the ball and induce the big shot. While he is a valuable option for this game, Trent Boult and Chris Jordan should also pick a wicket or two in this game. Although he did concede 49 runs in three overs in Napier, Ish Sodhi could also prove to be a handy option.

Captain: The Kiwi openers, Colin Munro and Martin Guptill are good value for the multiplier options with both of them due for a big score in the series. Along with them, Jonny Bairstow is also an invaluable asset while Tom Banton could also prove to be a great pick for the same

Fantasy Suggestion #1: Tom Banton, Tim Seifert, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Jonny Bairstow, Colin de Grandhomme, Sam Curran, Jimmy Neesham, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan and Ish Sodhi. Captain: Jonny Bairstow, Vice-Captain: Colin Munro

Fantasy Suggestion #2: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, Colin Munro, Matthew Parkinson, Trent Boult and Chris Jordan. Captain: Martin Guptill, Vice-Captain: Tom Banton

Published 09 Nov 2019, 06:00 IST
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